In Friday Fact, Recruitment Tech focuses on a fact about recruitment technology based on recent research. This week: 71% of recruiters say managing applicants is the biggest benefit of using an ATS.
Applicant Tracking System
An ATS (Applicant Tracking System) is popular software that can process dozens or even hundreds of applications in a fraction of the time. ATS systems use algorithms to automatically find the applicants who are best suited for a job opening. A recruitment system can also help coordinate hiring teams, streamlining the hiring process and improving the experience for everyone involved.
HR Research Institute conducted research on the use of recruitment systems among recruiters. A whopping 73% of survey participants use an ATS. Also, according to the participants, the use of a recruitment system has the following significant benefits:
- A recruitment system is considered the most effective way to track candidates during the recruitment process (81%);
- Organizations that say they are good at recruiting talent use an ATS at a higher than average rate (81%);
- Managing job applications is the most frequently cited benefit of using an ATS (71%), and reducing the time it takes to hire staff is the second biggest benefit (60%) according to participants.